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Article 23 laws must not restrict rights unnecessarily

Details: Article 23 laws must not restrict rights unnecessarily. Hong Kong already has legislation on treason, official secrets and sedition and …

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Will Beijing sharpen its laws to punish ‘Taiwan

Details: Cross-strait tensions could spur efforts in Beijing to use legislation to target independence-seeking politicians in Taiwan, according to mainland observers. While there is no timetable for the

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China’s anti-sanctions law: what is it, how will it take

Details: Under Article 18 of the Basic Law, national laws do not apply in Hong Kong except those listed in Annex III. Once included, they can then be applied locally either by promulgation or through local

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Poland’s PM accuses EU of ‘blackmail’ as dispute over …

Details: 16 hours ago · Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki delivers a speech during a debate on Poland's challenge to the supremacy of EU laws, at the …

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‘The most powerful law’ in Singapore: Foreign …

Details: It said some countries had laws governing local proxies of foreign actors that were “wider in coverage” than Fica, “but our measures are …

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Discrimination laws in Hong Kong to cover mainland …

Details: 6 hours ago · Discrimination against mainlanders is not uncommon in Hong Kong, but experts are concerned that ‘in the present context, the government …

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Article 23: when treason laws still refer to the queen, a

Details: Beijing has done the heavy lifting: the national security law addresses secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces. …

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China set to pass new law to protect ‘legitimate rights

Details: this week that will ban internet companies from using big data to set discriminatory prices for users, according to state media. is expected to be …

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Tencent to set up privacy oversight committee, a

Details: 17 hours ago · One of the stipulations of what experts think will be one of the world’s strictest laws on personal data protection is that large tech companies establish an …

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Laws must reflect changes in society South China …

Details: Laws must reflect changes in society | South China Morning Post. The law found by the Court of Final Appeal (pictured) not to apply to a …

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World Breastfeeding Week 2021: new Hong Kong laws are

Details: “The laws are long overdue but it’s vital employers and staff fully understand what constitutes discrimination,” says Lee. Advertisement.

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China’s hi-tech hub Shenzhen looks at legislation for

Details: It was one of 18 draft laws and regulations the legislative body said it reviewed last week, covering areas like data privacy, data security, artificial …

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China tech policy: Shenzhen’s new data law another signal

Details: “With national laws set to be rolled out soon, local data laws may be placed in an awkward position,” Yuan said. “There are risks in being too …

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Chinese market regulator fines Douyin, Kuaishou for

Details: 23 hours ago · The State Administration for Market Regulation has slapped Douyin and Kuaishou with a US$31,000 fine each for running a controversial ad …

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China faces cybersecurity talent shortage amid push to

Details: China’s data security laws may complicate its bid to join Pacific Rim trade pact Cybersecurity has been a growing concern amid the Covid-19 pandemic, during which cyberattacks have been on the rise

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Hong Kong’s proposed anti-doxxing law far too broad and

Details: A day after details of the bill were made public, critics cautioned against forging ahead with what could be one of the toughest anti-doxxing laws in the world.

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Hong Kong’s Legislative Council delivers best-ever

Details: 15 hours ago · Some of the draft laws awaiting a final vote before the end of the current session on October 30 include bills to ban e-cigarettes, impose …

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LinkedIn’s China retreat stems from regulatory and

Details: The decision comes just two weeks before China’s Personal Information Protection Law, one of the world’s strictest data protection laws, takes effect.

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Singapore will pass new laws to combat racism, workplace

Details: Singapore will introduce new laws to deal with racial and workplace discrimination, and in a widely expected landmark move, will allow Muslim nurses to wear the Islamic headscarf to work, Prime

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China’s anti-sanctions law: how Beijing borrowed a page

Details: Both laws allow affected entities to claim compensation from parties that harm them by complying with foreign measures, introduce civil …

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Singapore’s strict laws alone cannot ensure racial

Details: Singapore’s strict laws alone cannot ensure racial cohesion: President Halimah Yacob The city state is known for its no-nonsense approach to …

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On course to master the intricacies of China’s laws

Details: As China becomes ever more important within the global economy, understanding its laws within a global context is increasingly vital. To cater to an increasing demand, universities in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong needs legislation tackling fake news, but

Details: Executive councillor Ronny Tong says enforcing laws against fake news is difficult and the government sees tackling the malicious spreading of personal details as more pressing.

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Sexual grooming offence, changes to rape laws urged by

Details: The Law Reform Commission has proposed some 70 changes to the city’s sexual offences laws, including ensuring offences cover LGBT communities and digital crimes.

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When AI goes wrong who’s to blame, Singapore law professor

Details: Existing laws and regulations, whose design was predicated on the direct involve­ment of humans, are already struggling to cope with problems arising merely from the speed of transaction made

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The rule of law: Hong Kong vs China

Details: The Rule of Law Index is an internationally respected ranking of how countries around the world apply laws. This year the World Justice Project’s annual report was published in February. Here we compare China and Hong Kong, which have separate legal systems.

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Anti-sanctions law for Hong Kong: a look at the lead-up to

Details: , Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, national laws do not apply in the city except those listed in Annex III. Once included, they can then take …

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How Hong Kong national security law compares to

Details: National security laws seek to strike a balance between public freedoms and protecting a country, while also shifting in focus as perceived threats change, legal scholars say.

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Hong Kong government unveils national security law details

Details: “Hong Kong’s laws cannot control their acts while they are carrying out their duties, but they also have to work under the control and limitations of the mainland’s system,” Tam said.

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How Germany’s social media law has unwittingly become a

Details: The NetzDG’s regulatory mechanism is adopted, but in combination with new laws criminalising “fake news” – laws that do not have a counterpart in Germany. Advertisement. In 2015, the major

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Indian growers protest against contentious farm laws near

Details: The farm laws introduced in September 2020 will help boost growers’ incomes, and the government was willing to talk to the farmers, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told …

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China’s antitrust regulator blocks Tencent’s US$5.3

Details: Tencent said in a statement on Saturday that it “will abide by the decision, comply with all regulatory requirements, operate in accordance with …

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Make Hong Kong’s anticorruption laws extraterritorial to

Details: Opposition Legco member Kenneth Leung said extending the reach of the laws would provide a further deterrent to would-be culprits. Leung also criticised the government for disbarring a number of

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What is Hong Kong’s colonial-era sedition law, and how

Details: The colonial-era laws might also no longer be accepted by the city’s courts, he added, prompting Beijing’s move to impose the new legislation. However, Johannes Chan Man-mun, an HKU human

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Will justice be served by proposed changes to fugitive laws

Details: Hong Kong’s two main laws governing the transfer of fugitives and providing help in criminal cases – the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance and the Mutual Legal Assistance in …

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After K-pop death, ‘Sulli’s Law’ being considered to fight

Details: Link Copied. After the death of K-pop star Sulli shone the light on cyberbullying in Korea, a law has been proposed to deal with anonymous online attacks. By Jason Lim. Sulli was a …

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Singapore’s sex trade: prostitution, licensed brothels

Details: In Singapore, licensed prostitutes offer sex from brothels in official red-light areas; others ply the streets or work with escort agencies or vice rings – all in breach of laws

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Pet owners have ‘duty to care’ under new amendments to

Details: Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan said the laws aimed to promote positive animal welfare. Photo: Jonathan Wong. Anthony Leung, chief inspector at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty

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Chinese tycoon’s socially influential son adds to Meituan

Details: The Personal Information Protection Law will be one of the world’s strictest data protection laws when it goes into effect next month. The …

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The Philippines wants to outlaw child marriage. But in

Details: In Muslim-majority Bangsamoro, proposed legislation banning marriages for children under 18 is at odds with the country’s Code of Muslim Personal Laws, under which girls as young as 13 can be

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern denies official using state

Details: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has denied allegations a staffer may have inappropriately used parliamentary resources to help plan her wedding to fiancé Clarke Gayford. A spokesman

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Princess Mako’s marriage to her ‘commoner’ fiancé

Details: 2 days ago · Even during the Tang dynasty, however, there were already decrees stipulating ways in which married princesses could rein in their hauteur and treat their husband and in-laws with respect. Whether

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What year was homosexuality decriminalized in China

Details: In many places where laws were already a cause of inequality, things have only got worse,” Ehrt said. Advertisement. The report found that in at least 42 countries – including China, Russia

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Why abuse of police in other countries carries harsher

Details: Other countries have had laws against insulting police for decades. In Singapore, it has been an offence since 1906 to insult a public …

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Why Southeast Asia’s LGBT community is finally coming out

Details: Malaysia has a dual-track legal system, in which Islamic criminal and family laws applicable to Muslims run alongside secular civil laws. Over 60 per cent of its 32 million population are Malay

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CBD: the people who understand the potential of medicinal

Details: Other countries are in the process of changing their laws, and attitudes are changing towards cannabis and the products that can be derived from it. Thailand, where parliament recently voted to

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Indonesians could soon be jailed for insulting the

Details: Lawmakers argue that Indonesia has contempt laws to protect people and state symbols such as the flag, but not President Joko Widodo; Critics say the law is a sign of creeping encroachment on free

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In Bangladesh, LGBT people fear extremists, and a British

Details: It means the changes of these laws come through the supreme courts,” said Shahdeen Malik, a barrister. “However, the supreme court also considers the public sentiment. If a change happens, it

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